When it comes to physical activity, one of the most common forms that people normally engage in are sports. While there may be several forms of physical activities, especially working and hard labor, sports differentiates itself from this in a sense that it is one which is done for recreational purposes most of the time.Over the years, and throughout different nations around the globe, several sports, either the individual/dual sports, and team sports have developed and become popular among people, regardless of the walk of life they come from. Nowadays, these sports have become so popular, to the point that specialized equipment, large-scale leagues and teams, and inter-state, or even country vs. country matches have been done through the years.
Another testament to the popularity of these sports is the fact that most of these events are covered by the media. There are several sites that you can click to read more, specifically on a particular sport. The following are the most popular team sports to date:
Having originated in the late 1890s in the United States, Basketball has went on to be one of the biggest, most popular games to be played in the United States, that has quickly spread to other countries as well, like the Philippines. Its orange ball is all too familiar, and the game is one that involves body contact, agility, and strategy, just so that the ball gets dribbled and shot into the opponent’s court. The games are covered on a large scale, such as what goes on in the NBA.
Baseball, or soccer is another popular game, especially in South America and in European Countries, where certain nations also have a well-established team to represent them in nationwide matches. The ball of this game is characterized by patches of black and white, and it makes use of the foot a lot, where the aim is to kick the ball to the opponent’s goal.
While not very big in terms of teams and matches per country, when it comes to schools, Volleyball is one of the most popular games played among students, and is, as a matter of fact, integrated into the curriculum of a lot of schools. The main advantage of this game is that its rules are simple and its court size is one which takes up relatively less space compared to other games.